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My friend's roommate was treated for acute bacterial prostatitis.‏

What are the causes for the occurrence of the disease? Is there a chance that it may be one of the sexually transmitted disease?

1 answers - 2010-11-17

Doctor
Acute bacterial prostatitis is an infection of the prostate that is often caused by some of the same bacteria that cause bladder infections. These include E. coli, Klebsiella, and Proteus. While it may be acquired as a sexually transmitted disease, the infection can also spread to the prostate through the blood stream, directly from an adjacent organ. Please consult with the doctor for treatment options.                                    
Released in 2010-11-17